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LGBTQI+: Partners in adoption services: Nick's story

<b>Nick:</b> I can’t really pinpoint a time when I realised it because in all of my memory I was a boy.<p><b>Narrator:</b> Nick and Marie are married and have two …

LGBTQI

Social work with LGBT adopters & carers in the UK

Hafford-Letchfield, T. and Dunk, P. (2011) <i>Sexual Identities And Sexuality In Social Work: Research And Reflections From Women In The Field</i>, London, …

LGBT facts and figures

Jump to:<p>Health<p>A quarter (24 per cent) of patient-facing staff have heard colleagues make negative remarks about lesbian, gay or bi people<br>• One in five …

LGBT relationships are illegal in 74 countries, research finds

LGBT rights have come a long way in recent years. In 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional and the Republic of …

Oxford University embroiled in race row as students told to be 'vigilant' after black man seen in grounds

Oxford University has become embroiled in a race row after students received an email from staff telling them to be “vigilant” because a black man was seen walking through college grounds.<p>Harris Manchester College (HMC) has been accused of “despicable” double standards for urging undergraduates to …

This New Mind-Reading Technology Lets Locked-in Patients Communicate

When blinking isn't even an option.<p>The technology to control a computer using only your thoughts has existed for decades. Yet we’ve made limited …

For democracy to survive, it requires civic engagement

The relationship between citizens and government is changing. The first 10 days of Donald Trump’s presidency has been a reminder that citizens’ thirst to have a voice in their democracy spans the nation’s cultural, partisan, and ideological divides. In his inaugural address, Trump thundered, “We …

May defends decision to seek close ties with Donald Trump

Prime minister hits back at taunts by Labour leader, telling Jeremy Corbyn he ‘can lead a protest; I’m leading a country’<p>Theresa May has made an impassioned defence of her decision to seek close links with Donald Trump, telling prime minister’s questions that while Labour wanted to “lead a protest” …

Some good news: Trump will keep Obama’s workplace protections for gay and transgender people

While most minority groups are hunkered down, waiting for the next salvo from the White House, the LGBTQ community can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now.<p>The White House put out a brief statement today saying US president Donald Trump will uphold a 2014 executive order, signed by Barack …

Donald Trump

UN: Trump's immigration ban in unlawful

Trump's executive order curbing immigration has aroused an international outcry, even among U.S. allies, and sown chaos and bewilderment among travelers. Legal challenges have spread with three U.S. states suing to overturn the order, saying it flouts constitutional guarantees of religious …

Immigration

Why Trump’s Immigration Rules Are Unconstitutional

Don’t pay attention to the administration's spin. The law is clear.<p>President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from traveling to the United States—as well as denying entry to refugees from Syria for the indefinite …

Immigration

Poorer men are being driven out of full-time work. Here’s why | Simon Jenkins

The south-east booms while other regions stagnate, and low-paid, part-time jobs proliferate – a smarter safety net is needed to remedy growing imbalances<p>The latest figures for employment are as good as they are bad – and as intriguing. Unemployment continues to fall, now below 5%, a level not seen …

Economics

Emergence of populist leaders threatens democracy, says Human Rights Watch

Trump, Putin and Erdoğan among world leaders accused in HRW’s 2017 world report of usurping rule of law and fostering global culture of intolerance<p>The rise of populist leaders such as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin poses a “dangerous threat” to human rights that could encourage global abuses …

‘Go ahead and breast-feed,’ Pope Francis tells mothers in Sistine Chapel

By Samantha Schmidt<p>, Reporter<p>The Virgin Mary nursed Jesus. So why shouldn’t women feel comfortable breast-feeding their children in the church?<p>Pope Francis conveyed this message in a ceremony in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday, reiterating his support for breast-feeding in public — and inviting women …

Pope Francis

Immigration boosts wealth, does not increase inequality: IMF

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Immigration has a generally positive economic impact on receiving countries but the benefits depend on how well the migrants are integrated, the International Monetary Fund’s First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton said on Monday.<p>Migrants celebrate on board the former …

International Monetary Fund